Dry needling is an effective technique used to treat neuromuscular dysfunction that is causing pain or loss of motion. The technique uses a small, thin, solid needle inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle known as trigger points.
The goal is to relieve pain locally or referred into another area, and/or to improve range of motion. Dry Needling is one technique that compliments a larger, comprehensive treatment plan. Patients who receive treatment often report immediate pain relief and see an improvement with movement and focus. This procedure is performed by Dr. Kristy Fleagane.
Dry Needling Can Help:
- Relieve pain (chronic and acute)
- Improve range and ease of motion
- Reduce muscle tension
- Relieve headaches
- Increase active injury rehabilitation
- Improve tissue quality
- Decrease reliance on pain killers
Do you have acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain? Dr. Kristy Fleagane at West Jefferson Chiropractic, serving West Jefferson, OH, and the nearby region, can thoroughly assess you and create a customized treatment plan, with your needs and preferences in mind. One treatment we may provide is dry needling. But what exactly is that? We have some information to share.
Dry needling is a treatment consisting of placing needles into the skin at designated spots. The needles aren't able to be filled with any type of medicine. Instead, they're just needles.
The designated spots where needles are inserted are known as trigger points and are tight or knotted spots in muscles. Often, these are the ones that are tender to the touch. By stimulating them with the needle, we can ease your pain and optimize your range of motion.
While this sounds similar to the concept of acupuncture, there's a difference between the two - one targets the muscles to help release, while the other is intended to stimulate the body to heal naturally.
How Dry Needling Works
The first step of the process consists of a West Jefferson, OH, chiropractor figuring out where the sensitive spots are, which are the places where the needles need to be inserted. These muscles are the ones that have been overused. As a result, they no longer receive enough blood, which means they aren't getting enough nutrients and oxygen. Because of this, they're unable to return to their normal state.
When a chiropractor from our practice inserts a needle into the trigger point, it encourages the blood to return to the area. As a result, the muscle starts receiving the oxygen and nutrients it needs for healing to commence.
The needle prick can also stimulate the release of endorphins. These are natural substances in your body that can aid in pain relief.
Why Choose Us for Dry Needling
Our practitioners have the necessary training and experience to administer this treatment. It's one not all doctors or chiropractors can offer. And you'll notice a huge difference in our service from the moment you arrive. We believe that our patients are unique and deserve to be treated as such.
We also stress the importance of building a strong patient-practitioner bond, which will help the patient better heed advice and make scheduled appointments.
We offer a range of services, one of those being dry needling. And you may use it whether you have acute or chronic pain.
Call us at 614-879-5070.